Secrets of a master craftsman: Traditional Box Projects
by Strother Purdy is inspiring and practical, offering trusted advice gained from years of experience. It's your guide to classic box making and includes tips, techniques, and insider secrets.
Enduring styles -- traditional techniques:
Featuring Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles, this user-friendly guide offers step-by-step instruction in constructing durable, functional boxes with precision. Plus, it also includes helpful advice on avoiding common pitfalls.
Thinking out of the box:
Here, too, you'll find plenty of inspiration because this is not a book full of exacting reproductions. Instead, it shows how to create attainable interpretations of the most beautiful and enduring designs. So, now you can add your own custom touches to a classic box.
There's something for everyone here with projects that range from simple to spectacular. Some, like these, may even challenge and stretch your skills:
This timeless classic for your shop:
- Shaker lap box
- Fumed oak humidor
- Glass-tipped display case
- Jewelry box with dovetail drawers
This book is equally appealing to all skill levels and it will come in handy the next time you're searching for a unique gift. There's no nicer way to share your love of woodworking than to make a beautiful box for someone special.
About the author
Strother Purdy owns and operates Purdy's Fine Furniture
in Bridgewater, Connecticut. For over two decades he has been involved in the field, as a professional woodworker, teacher and editor at Fine Woodworking